formyl

noun
for·myl | \ˈfȯr-ˌmil \

Definition of formyl 

: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes

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circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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formyl

noun
for·myl | \ˈfȯr-ˌmil \

Medical Definition of formyl 

: the radical HCO− of formic acid that is also characteristic of aldehydes

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